Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking in August- Christmas Mini Album

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Welcome to Week #2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Last week's artwork was so phenomenal and this week over 35 creative consultants are at it again!

Their challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  Their mission was to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book 
4. Home decor or 'giftable' item 

They were able to choose what to make and when to post it. AND if they wanted to add stamps to their designs, that was OK.  This week they will add another great design to the challenge and I am anxious to see what everyone has created!

Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog here.

Today I am sooooo excited to show you my favorite project that I've created with Cricut Artbooking!

I was inspired by a album created by Fancy Melissa at Convention, AND by another one created at a consultant stamp camp with Dana.  Both of these albums were made with the Kraft 3-Ring Album, and both were made to hold Christmas (photo) cards received.  

Mine started out to be the same, for Christmas (photo) cards received.  HOWEVER, I also had a bunch of Family Christmas & Santa photos staring at me from across the desk.... so it became a Christmas Pics album! 

For the inside pages, I used Keys "7 & 8"- Inspiration Mini-Album, cut at 8".  I also used keys "O & P"- Festive Mini Album, cut also at 8".  I cut overlays from keys "8, P, M, Merry Christmas".

Even though this is the "cover page", I can still use it as a photo page, when I go back and add pictures from earlier years :)

Starting in 2005, when our son was born, I added a family photo and a Santa photo.  

I was able to use up some OLD Holiday papers that CTMH has had over the years- Holly Days, Jingle, Everlasting,  etc.

As you can see, I used A LOT of our Glitter Paper!  I used every inch of the silver and green that I had on hand!  I even used some of the Silver and Red Shimmer Trim.!

The years were from a printable that I had, I just printed on cardstock and punched them out :)

I added some random embellishments, either cut with Artbooking, or that I had in my stash.

I still have to add last years family photo...

I love that this is a 3-ring binder, because I can add many years to come!  PLUS I plan to go back and add some pictures from our first couple Christmases- 2001-2004.  

The next hopper on our list is Linda's Blog.  I know you'll be inspired by her and the rest of the hoppers!  HAVE FUN!!!


Betty Locco said...

What a great idea for Christmas photos. I love how you have every Christmas in one book. The pages are beautiful!

Casandra Bennett said...

Hi Jen! I love this idea! The year icons really stand out on your pages.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous mini book Jen! Thanks for sharing.

Jayma Malme said...

I LOVE this idea and how yours turned out! I just got my 3-ring binder album, totally gonna do this...perfect timing to start this year :-) said...

Beautiful album!!

Carol said...

Another wonderful inspiration for the 3-ring mini album. Thanks

Deb Killian said...

Oh... I just ordered my 3 Ring and I can't wait to create with it! What an awesome use of this wonderful product! I love how Artbooking makes it so easy to follow a "theme".

Pam said...

What fun, I love this idea Jen!! I have to order the 3-ring binder now!

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

thanks for sharing your idea on using this 8x8 album! Love the overlays cut in glitter! :)

Paige Dolecki said...

Deck the halls with awesome Christmas albums! LOVE your mini! The new kraft 3 ring album is so perfect for using these as a table top display or gift album! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation!


Rebecca said...

I love this idea, Might have to lift it. Thanks for sharing. Love all that shimmer and sparkle.

Shalana said...

I love it!! Great concept. A quick way to capture the years in one album. TFS

Maureen said...

Love all of your mini overlays and glitter pages! Beautiful album!

Maureen said...

Love the glitter overlays and pages of glitter strips! Beautiful book:)

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Awesome album! I love that you have a book devoted just to Christmas through the years! You did a great job using the Artbooking cartridge to enhance your photos! Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

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